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Review: 47 Ronin

PLOT: In 18th Century Japan, an outcast group of samurai and a half-breed orphan team together to avenge the death of their master, who died unfairly after being plotted against by a treacherous Lord and the evil witch who advises him. REVIEW: And a sad Keanu shall lead them - boringly, glumly and utterly without expression or insight. Jeez, if you want a bummer of a good time...

Check out Matt Ferguson's awesome poster for 47 Ronin

This week several of you will be headed to the theater to check out the holiday releases. I'm not sure if you already made plans but if you haven't, you might want to make 47 RONIN a possibility. I've seen that some of you schmoes are up to give the flick a chance and seem to really dig what you've seen from the trailers so far. I'm with you on this one. I love Keanu Reeves , and...

Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: 47 Ronin, Jaws, Sherlock, Pacific Rim

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...

Four new clips from 47 Ronin showcase a whole bunch of supernatural samurai action

When the trailer for 47 RONIN first dropped, I was somewhat disappointed to see the overabundance of CGI on display. The story and cast seemed like they would make for a really cool action movie that somehow turned into a visual replica of THE HOBBIT set in feudal Japan. I wrote the movie off at that point and haven't looked back. But, now some clips have been released for the...

Check out The Way of the Warrior, an animated prequel to Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves ' epic samurai movie 47 RONIN will hit theaters in less than two weeks, but if you're in the mood for swordplay and dragons now, you can watch this animated prequel, courtesy of CraveOnline . Called THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR, the video features how the ronin ended up without a master, as well as some of their battles with mystical creatures and monsters. Take A...

Set Visit: 47 Ronin - Part 3 - The Cast

Click here for Part One of our set visit; an introduction to the film Click here for Part Two; speaking with director Carl Rinsch Keanu Reeves It's been a while since we've seen Keanu Reeves in a big budget action film, but 47 RONIN is going to fix that. As someone who clearly enjoys Asian cinema—from the martial arts showcases of THE MATRIX trilogy...

Set Visit: 47 Ronin - Part 2 - The Creators

Click here for Part One of our set visit, which gives you an introduction to the world of this epic samurai fantasy film.  Carl Rinsch, Director  You may not be familiar with the name "Carl Rinsch," but chances are you've seen one of the many effects-driven commercials he's directed.  He's also a protégé (and son-in-law) of Sir Ridley Scott. 47 RONIN may be his...

Set Visit: 47 Ronin - Part 1 - The Shoot

The one thing 47 RONIN is most known for is not the thing it should be known for. JoBlo.com was invited to the film's London set in the beginning of June 2011. To give you some temporal context, that was a week before J.J. Abrams' SUPER 8 was released. (Hell, Keanu Reeves has starred in, directed and released his own kung-fu movie since then.) Chances are, since that time, all you've...

New trailer and poster for 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves builds an epic fantasy landscape

Much has been said about the long-delayed 47 RONIN with the portrait of a troubled production painted all over the news canvas, but with that portion over and the film finally about to debut, I think the focus can finally rest on the film itself. Today, we have a look at a new full-length trailer and poster for the film, which highlights the visual feast of a fantasy samurai world...

New international trailer and posters for Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin

How do you feel about 47 RONIN? Still pretty meh? Same here, and unfortunately these two posters and international trailer probably won't change your opinion on the upcoming samurai-fantasy flick. If you're already sold on the film I'm sure you'll enjoy the posters and trailer below, but for everyone else I feel like this is just going to be another opportunity to...

Keanu Reeves is not afraid in this international trailer for 47 Ronin

Another opportunity to sell you on 47 RONIN has come via this new international trailer. Will it work this time? The story is based on the forty-seven ronin, a group of samurais who avenged their master in 18th-century Japan. However, this version is heavy on the fantasy elements depicting battles with demons and witches. I wasn't sure what to think when I saw the first trailer, but...

New international trailer for 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves shows off some new footage

A new international trailer has debuted for the long-delayed Keanu Reeves fantasy actioner 47 RONIN, which features a nice helping of new footage from the film. It's been such a long time that we've heard anything from this film, so it's cool to catch some more glimpses of what it has to offer. Some are expecting the worst given the production delays, but I certainly think...
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